Unclaimed Illinois Scholarships (IL Scholarships)

Approved Scholarships and Grants, and Educational Courses

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous and 25th most extensive of state, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O’Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world’s busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics. [ ref: All about the state of Illinois]

  1. Illinois Scholarship Applicant must be a high-school senior and attend one of the high-schools located in the state of Illinois;
  2. Illinois Scholarship Applicant must have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 at the time of completing the Illinois scholarship application;
  3. Illinois Scholarship Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and Illinois resident at the time of completing the Illinois scholarship application;
  4. Illinois Scholarship Applicant must register his/her name and email address, and scholarship preference with National Academy of American Scholars;
  5. Illinois Scholarship Applicant must write an essay in 500 words or less why he/she believes that as an Illinois resident, how winning the Illinois scholarship will benefit the state of Illinois.